All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Korea’

ROKIT Announces Three New 3D Printers

ROKIT may not be as instantly identifiable as MakerBot or 3D Systems, but the Korean 3D printer manufacturer should definitely be on your radar. The company launched the 3DISON+ 3D printer in 2013 and sold 4,300 units in a year. Now the company is prepping three more 3D printers for launch in 2014. ROKIT announced over the weekend that it …

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Groupon Now Officially Owns Ticket Monster (Formerly Of LivingSocial)

Groupon announced an agreement to acquire LivingSocial’s Ticket Monster when it reported its Q3 earnings in November. On Friday, Groupon announced that it has closed the acquisition. Groupon paid $260 million in cash and stock for the Korean ticketing company. More specifically, that’s $100 million in cash and $160 million in Groupon Class A common stock for Groupon rival LivingSocial. …

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North Korea Executes 80 for Bad TV, Having a Bible

In the past year, North Korea came under international criticism when details of gulag-like prisons leaked out from defectors. Although the world reacted in horror as those details included the familiar stories of loved ones disappearing mysteriously in true Stalinist fashion, little international momentum was gained. The latest human rights violations from North Korea might change that. Fox News and …

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iPhone 5S: As Apple declines, Samsung, Chinese smell blood

Tomorrow, Apple is slated to bring fresh produce to the technology meat-market with an evolved iPhone 5 dubbed iPhone 5S. The Apple faithful are also expecting a cheaper version positioned towards East and South Asian markets where the computer giant is being mauled by insular and cut-throat Korean and Chinese rivals. But the level of excitement that Apple used to …

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20 Injured, BB Guns Shot At LG G2 Promotion

Last week, LG announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the G2. The device’s differentiating feature is that the buttons traditionally found on the edges of smartphones have been moved to the back of the G2, just under the camera. It’s an interesting design idea that may or may not catch on with consumers, but now the G2 may be associated …

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South Korea’s FTC Clears Google Of Unfairly Using Android For Search

It looks like Google has won another antitrust battle, this time in South Korea. The country’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly decided to acquit Google on charges that it has used its Android operating system to gain an unfair advantage for its search business. Korean Internet operators NHN Corp. and Daum Communications Corp. had filed complaints with the country’s Fair Trade …

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Plane Crash in San Francisco: Tail Came Loose

An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 60 passengers. The San Francisco Fire Department has confirmed the number of killed and injured and has said that the number of injured “will go up.” San Francisco General Hospital has received 10 of the injured …

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New N. Korea Threats Issued Following Celebration

On Monday, the citizens of North Korea celebrated the 101st birthday of Kim Il-Sung, the first leader of the country and the grandfather of its current leader, Kim Jong-un. Today, North Korea has issued more threats, continuing the rhetoric that has been sparking tensions on the Korean peninsula for weeks. According to a report from Reuters, the new threats are …

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Student Dies In Sand Pit After It Collapsed On Him

“Student dies in sand pit” is not something you want to wake up to in the morning. There’s enough problems in the world today that we don’t need stories of young people with a future ahead of them dying due to an accident. Unfortunately, here we are with the somber news. An unnamed 19-year-old Korean foreign exchange student was just …

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Diablo III Complaints Cause Blizzard Seoul Raid

It’s hard launching a blockbuster video game these days. Even if you work for a decade and spend hundreds of millions of dollars in development, entitled fans will find something to complain about within minutes of a game’s release. EA is learning this new lesson in gamer entitlement with Mass Effect 3, which gamers didn’t feel ended correctly. So, Bioware, …

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UFO Spotted By South Korean Airline Passengers

Over the weekend, a passenger on a flight over Seoul, South Korea captured what appeared to be a UFO buzzing the aircraft. In the video, the unidentified passenger is filming the otherwise uneventful view from the plane’s window. Suddenly he makes a startled sound as the white saucer-like image comes into view. As you can see, the video is then …

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YouTube Adds “Shows” Page For Korean TV Fans

YouTube announced on its blog yesterday that it is adding a Shows page for Korean viewers. The page will organize the wide variety of Korean television shows made available on YouTube. Korean programming available on the new Shows page ranges from recent comedy game show Infinite Challenge (무한도전) to the 2005 drama classic My Lovely Sam Soon (내 이름은 김삼순). …

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